David Arquette's drag queen brother ALEXIS has called off his planned reality TV sex change show over fears the project would make him look like a freak.

The cross-dressing star liked the idea of sharing his quest to become a woman with the American public, but became worried about being negatively portrayed, and losing his privacy.

Sister Rosanna Arquette explains, "The reality show about my brother and his sex change is not happening and I'm not disappointed about that.

"It's really private and he's just making that decision in his life about what he wants to do. We all support him in what he wants to do and wouldn't want him to be involved in any circus act about it."